Fadal VMC 2016 and VMC 3016

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wagdamotta
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Fadal VMC 2016 and VMC 3016

Post by wagdamotta »

HI, I have a friend that have two FADAL CNC machine, one is the MOD. VMC 2016 and other one is MOD. VMC 3016, i like know if i can change the control for centroid CNC12 ACORN, the both machines has ATC that hold 21 tools.
If yes i going to buy one of this machines.
Thank you to all for the help
Wagner
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Re: Fadal VMC 2016 and VMC 3016

Post by cnckeith »

Hello. These machines are better served by an Oak or Allin1DC cnc control system depending on the type of existing axis servo motors installed.
https://www.centroidcnc.com/fadal_vmc_retrofit.html

That being said, yes you can install an Acorn CNC control system on this machine tool with new servo motors and drives that accept step and direction signals for motion control. You will also need a Ether1616 i/o expansion board.
Need support? READ THIS POST first. http://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1043
All Acorn Documentation is located here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=3397
Answers to common questions: viewforum.php?f=63
and here viewforum.php?f=61
Gear we use but don't sell. https://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_di ... _gear.html
wagdamotta
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Re: Fadal VMC 2016 and VMC 3016

Post by wagdamotta »

Great!!!
i bought a FADAL 2016L the machine have AC servos but i like change for DMM servos if is ok with the centroid control for this machine, the ATC going to work too?
Do you please tell me all the parts that i going to need for me change to centroid Oak.
I going to post some pic of the machine soon.
Thank you
Wagner Damotta
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Re: Fadal VMC 2016 and VMC 3016

Post by cncsnw »

If I had a Fadal VMC with working AC servos -- even if the drives were old Glentek analog-mode drives -- I would leave those servos on it and use an MPU11+GPIO4D combination, in preference over installing DMM servos. But that is just my opinion, based on what I observed on two or three systems.
wagdamotta
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Re: Fadal VMC 2016 and VMC 3016

Post by wagdamotta »

Thank you
If i can use the AC servos that machine have i use, i like change to centroid and i need know all parts i going to need for this change and help with wire diagram.
Thanks for all the help
Wagner Damotta
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Re: Fadal VMC 2016 and VMC 3016

Post by martyscncgarage »

wagdamotta wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:38 pm Thank you
If i can use the AC servos that machine have i use, i like change to centroid and i need know all parts i going to need for this change and help with wire diagram.
Thanks for all the help
Wagner Damotta
Your conversion is NOT going to be trivial.
There are lots of components/systems to deal with.
I agree with Marc, I would not recommend putting Acorn on a VMC.
There is no specific wiring diagram for a FADAL VMC.

Marc is as sharp as they come, you can see if he has a schematic already and PURCHASE a copy from him, and possibly retain him for support if he's not too busy.
Are you sure you have the electrical/electronic skills to carry out the conversion properly? There is a certain amount of Engineering you have to do on your own.

Marty
Reminder, for support please follow this post: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=383
We can't "SEE" what you see...
Mesa, AZ
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